Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Welcome to our adult psychiatry residency training program at The Mount Sinai Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai! In these pages we’ve put together a detailed description of our academic program and the attendant clinical, research, and educational experiences that we believe reflect and will drive the future of psychiatric training and practice.

For our Triple Board Program, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, and the other Psychiatry fellowships, please go to the education page

Our Educational Philosophy

We consider psychiatry to be the most interesting and challenging specialty in medicine, charged with caring for those who otherwise would lead troubled lives, with risk of exclusion, isolation, and suicide. Illnesses like these result from complex pathways involving genetic predispositions, the development of mind, cognitive-behavioral traits, personal meanings, and interactions with adverse or beneficial social and material environments. We now have potent treatments that are constantly being refined.  Read more 

What’s New?

We’re very excited to share with you some of the most recent developments in our program, including upcoming changes in Program Leadership, our redesign of the psychiatry residency experience, the roll-out of a novel clinical curriculum, and the growth in the numbers and expertise of faculty through abundant and successful recruitment and expansion of services.

Special Tracks

We have constructed our residency program to allow all residents the flexibility to use abundant elective time to explore specific aspects of psychiatry and develop special areas of expertise. Read more

Mount Sinai Innovation

The Department of Psychiatry and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai continue to experience significant growth and success.

  • In 2014, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai was named by Fast Company as one of the “World’s Top Ten Most Innovative Companies in Big Data” ranking at #5, alongside General Electric (#1) and IBM (#4). Fast Company is frequently quoted in Silicon Valley, and this ranking is a noteworthy honor that reflects our commitment to revolutionizing health care. For more information, please go to our Mount Sinai newsroom.

  • The Mount Sinai Department of Psychiatry is now ranked 6th in the nation in NIH funding. This leap from 14th in 2012 is especially significant in today's increasingly competitive funding climate.

  • On the clinical front, the Mount Sinai Health System includes the newly-created Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System, forming one of the nation’s largest psychiatric systems providing expert and collaborative care.

Contact Us

Tel: 212-659-8734

Icahn School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Box 1230
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

Meet the Director

Antonia S. New, MD
Professor of Psychiatry & Vice Chair for Education (10/2015)
Director, Residency Education in Psychiatry

Tel: 212-659-8902
Fax: 212-659-8710
E-mail: antonia.new@mssm.edu

Meet the Associate Director

Asher B. Simon, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Director, Residency Education in Psychiatry



Tel: 212-659-9114
Fax: 212-659-8710
E-mail: asher.simon@mssm.edu